A few years ago I thought I could shortcut the social media system.

But, I found out the hard way that there is no shortcut to getting what you want. That’s what Coach Jorge and I are talking about in this Youtube video.

https://youtu.be/bACBF079ANg 

You see, I wanted to get a lot of Instagram followers fast. So, I hired a service that claimed it could solve that problem for me and it did…sort of. 

What I paid for was the service to buy followers for me. The bigger problem that I didn’t know back then was how big of a big no-no that was in Instagram’s eyes. 

The penalty? 

Suppressed distribution. And unfortunately, years later, I’m still recovering from that mistake. 

Now, this is an embarrassing story that I don’t like to tell, but there’s something worse that I’m trying to prevent. 

I’m trying to prevent you from making the same mistake I made. If you want to grow your Instagram followers fast, you’ve got to put in the work to make it happen. 

Here are three way to make it happen:

  1. Post consistently. I suggest multiple times per day. And make the content valuable to your ideal audience. 

 

  1. Find other Instagram channels where your ideal audience hangs out and engage with them there. 

 

  1. Give what I call soft calls to action. Instagram is not a place to try to sell things directly. It’s a place to generate attention and start conversations. Then you can invite them to take a small action. 

 

One that might lead to them exchanging their contact information for something they find value in. Then you can start connecting with them through other channels like email, SMS, or even physical mail. 

 

Before I go, let me remind you, there is no shortcut to getting what you want. 

 

Except maybe by seeking the advice of someone who has already done and accomplished what you want to do. 

 

That offers you a shortcut by helping you avoid the costly mistakes that have already been made on the journey you’re on. 

 

Now, you know not to buy followers on social media and you know what it takes to get those followers. The right way. 

 

Talk to you later. 

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